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Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
vladimir putin sign lad law today banning americans from adopting russian clish, a law some in maryland say it's heartbreaking and punishes nobody but the child. brian kuebler set down with one president. >> you may have heard of her, confined to a wheelchair because of spina bifida. she won three gold medals and a bronze in this year's paralympic games. she would never have reached that if not adopted by her mother debra. >> she decide not have a wheelchair. she crawled on the floor. her feet had atrophied behind her. she was very anemic. >> but being part of the family, she grew into the family both physically and socially. this is her at the russian orphanage, serving as an inspiration for the children and staff there. this is her trying to deliver a petition at the embassy, begging president putin not to sign the law which he did today, destroying the opportunity she had with an american family. her story powerful enough for inbound but the russian president. >> president putin has just nailed the lid in the coffin. shame on him. shame on him for saying here's an ultimatum. i'm angry at
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
are four days away frulg off the fiscal cliff. what law makers are doing to try to avoid an economic disaster. >> the loss of a leader and a hero. this morning we are remembering general norman schwarzkopf and looking at the legacy he left behind on this friday september 28th. good morning -- december 28th. good morning i am charley croweson. >> i am megan pringle. the weather has been the story because we have seeing wild weather and it's been cold. >> some of that is coming up for the weekend. mike masco is standing by to let us know how bad it could be getting. >> we will see a couple inches of snow across the area. today not a problem a few clouds in the afternoon. glen burnie at 35. around the freezing mark in reisterstown and manchester 28 degrees. and here we go winter weather advisories over the northern tier close to the p.a. line into tomorrow. we are expecting advising that this storm over the tennessee valley will run into cold air and produce a snow event. look at future trend look good during the course of the morning hours. we expect the snow to break out a little afte
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Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
of 2013. it was a rough year with two shootings on campus. >>> the russian president signed a law banning americans from adopting russian children. a law that people say is heartbreaking and punishes no one but the children. one family says he just signed a death notice for thousands of orphans in his country. >> reporter: you may have heard of her, she won three gold medals and a bronze in this past summer's paraolympic games in london. reaching goals she would have never reached if she had not been adopted at age 6 by her mother deborah. >> she did not have a wheelchair. she crawled on the floor. she was very anemic and was not expected to live languishings but being part of the clarksville family she grew into a champion both physically and socially. this is tatiana at the russian orphanage she was adopted from, serving as an inspiration for the children and staff there. and this is her trying to deliver a petition begging the president to not sign the law he did today which in fact devoys the opportunity -- destroys the opportunity she had with an american family. her story powerful e
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Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
. localpoliticians believe that tonight they have more ammunition in the push for title gun laws following the comments by the nation's top gun lobby. >> which i say chan t shootings at sandy hook make the efforts more public but some have pushed to revamp the state gun laws for years. . >> the nra leader appeared on sunday morning talk shows defending his stance to put armed guards in all schools. local lawmakers are pushing back. >> it's stupid. it doesn'tmake sense to administer guns to schools: when you add guns to reduce violence, i think you increase violence. >> the largest gun violence -- gun advocates broke their silence friday if it's crazy to call for putting armed police and security in our schools to protect the children, then call l me crazy. . >> senator lisa gladman who represents malt mor city is making it her mission to out law extended magazines. >> and auto -- an automatic or semiautomatic weapon doesn't work for hunters or for those who are shooting animals for the purposes of food when it comes to gun stores a senator from montgomery county will push to give t
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
jump but it's only supposed to go for primary residents. the state legislature passed a law to try to cut down homeowners getting the credit for properties they shouldn't have been getting credit for. for the past five-years maryland homeowner is have gotten at least two notices by mailing you know an application had to be [inaudible] for that credit. >> this five-year program that we have had we asked homeowners to file an application just to verify they are living in the property, it's not a rental, it's not a second home. husband and wife can have one, can't have two. we are eliminating some of the credits that shouldn't have been granted over the last 30 years basically. >> he said that out of one and a half million homeowners only a million have filed for it. you have until december 31st to get it done and we have a link to the state site where you can find if you still need to file one. click on this story in the feature story a yes section. >>> for families hoping to adopt terrible news out of russia. what the president is planning that could leave 46 children with loving
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
consider one of our children already. >> reporter: the slaw in retaliation for a law that calls for sanctions. some argued it victimizes children just to make a political point. she arrived in the u.s. in 1992. she is the first peab beburn in moscow to be adopted by an american family. >> it makes me feel good that i have a family here. >> reporter: americans have adopted over 60,000 russian children in the last 0 years but russian officials point to the 19 children who died after being adopted by american parents. there's the case of one who was sent back by his adoptive parent carrying a note saying he had been too difficult top handle. the law was called politically motivated. the u.s. is also asking that children who have already be bonded with their parents be allowed to ten nisht process. >>> some call this bill des tenned for hun -- a death sentence for hundreds of thousands of children in russia. >> debra mcfadden adopted a dabbled girl from russia -- disabled girl from russia when she was six. now she's a pair olympickic -- paralympic star. the type of life her mother s
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Dec 28, 2012 6:30am EST
and it appears law makers are not too quick to offer a safety net. sandra endo is in washington with the latest on the developing story and sandra, it does seem like this is all talk and no action right now doesn't it. >> reporter: that's right. and there's only a few days left in this year to get anything done and that's why president obama has called the top four congressional leaders to the white house this afternoon for a closed-door meeting charley. and he wants to try to figure out a way to end this fiscal cliff stalemate but you hear the rhetoric being talked about on capitol hill, among leaders, republicans and democrats are still pointing the blame at each other for not getting this deal done. and for the lack of progress. so still no movement yet and there's only a few days to go to a get anything done. charley. >> you know let's go to what was said yesterday we talk about harry reid referring to john boehner as dictator. and we got mitch mcconel saying we are not going to write a blank check coming up with solutions. it seals like there's no common -- seems like there's no common gro
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00am EST
, linda so, abc2 news. >>> oh along with allowing 24 hour casinos and table games, there are also new laws going into effect in the new yore. one of the biggest changes is same sex marriage will be allowed in our state. and there's also a new law allowing veterans to have their veterans status on the driver's license. another aimed at protecting children from id theft. parents can actually freeze their child's credit any time that they want. >>> you sent gifts to the grief- stricken community in newtown connecticut. but they're deeply grateful they say for the gifts but can't handle the flood of donations. they're asking people to distribute gifts in their own towns in memory of these 26 victims. once they process the warehouses full of items, warehouses full, they'll then be able to determine best ways to help out. >>> more than 200 teachers in utah are expected to get concealed weapons training today. the state is seeking to arm more educators in the wake of the newtown crisis. they have since opened it up and hundreds of teachers signed up and advocates say teachers can react quicker in
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Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
on the cup. >>> regardless of the fiscal cliff, the new year will bring new laws. same sex marriage will be allowed in maryland. that is not not the only new law. we told you about 24 hour casinos and a new law allowing veterans showing their status on drivers license. and freezing a child's credit any time they want to protect them. >>> former president george h. p. w. bush is in intensive care tonight. he has a fever. he is alert and talking with medical staff. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital since before thanksgiving. his doctors say he is struggling with a fever that just won't go away. >> best wishes to him tonight. coming up, does the thought of opening your cell phone bill make you panic? >> $300 a month. >> well, abc2 working for you tonight. which plans are the best for families? >> and don't forget to down load maryland's most powerful news app. you can get maryland's most powerful radar even animated right here on your iphone. >>> and you relied on them decades. what you may have to say bye bye to in 2013. abc2 news is back in just a minute. >> new tonight, givin
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Dec 31, 2012 5:30am EST
48 hours. >>> you voted for a handful of laws, tomorrow the laws go in to effect in maryland. the big one is same-sex marriage. at midnights january 1st, same sex couples with legally marry in the state. wednesdayings are planned during the first few minutes of 2013. stephanie rawlings blake is opening city hall at 12:30 in the morning where the historic ceremonies, same-sex marriage isn't the only change coming to maryland. there is a law allowing veterans to have status show up on their driver's license. another aimed at protecting children from id theft by allowing parents to freeze their child's credit any time they want. >>> coach chuck returned to the sidelines this weekend for the first time since diagnosed with leukemia. what his team pulled out for him and showing sweet dance moves after the game. we will look at the emotional pregame ceremony for the new york giants. ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, eg
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Dec 24, 2012 5:30am EST
't come to an agreement. law makers have one week to come up with a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. some republicans now say the president wants the country to go over the cliff. last week president -- last week's speaker of the house john boehner failed to get the plan b passed but he failed to even bring to a vote. and if his own party that kept it from happening. so as the bickering continues over who is to blame the president and speaker left town after making the parting pitches. >> the work towards a package that prevanes tax hike on mid -- prevents a tax hike on middle class americans protect unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> the president's solution of raising tax rates would be redink as far as the eye could see and it would hurt jobs. >> president obama says that he will cut his holiday vacation short and try to hammer out the deal with congress. law makers are expected to return to washington later on this week to continue the negotiations. >>> well it's christmas eve and guess what,
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm EST
passed another bill requiring a one time application. >> the law was passed in 2007 but it's going into effect now after a five year grace period. if you are eligible you should have received two notices already but there is still time to fill out the application. >>> now if you just log onto the website, click on the homestead tax credit story in the featured story section. there we have a link to the state site where you can find out if you need to file that application. >>> despite the crowds you saw in the stores, this was a dispoint pointing year for holiday shopping. sales were at the weakest since 2008 when the country was right in the middle of a deep recession. now retailers depending on the final week to ship savor the shopping season, offering huge steep discounts to clear out unsold items to try to help boost sales. >>> , police are trying to track down a man wanted for credit card fraud. a credit card was stolen from the victim's wallet out of a car. police are trying to identity the suspect. this is the man they believe is responsible for the crime. he was captured on
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
this law victimizes children to make a political point. the u.s. is the biggest destination for adopted children. some 60,000 of them have been given homes by americans since the fall of the soviet union. there's nearly 52 children in the process of being adopted by american families right now. in some cases, families who have been waiting years to complete the adoption process. this new law will block those kids from leaving russia. meaning, they will not be coming to the u.s. and given a new home. and so far, the u.s. has not responded. josh? >> thank you. amy? >> heartbreaking story, josh. >>> we have breaking weather news, though. much of the country under a blanket of snow. and sam's telling us, there's more snow on the way. >> watching this storm develop this morning, amy. good morning, everybody. 64% of the country now has the white stuff on the ground. let's look at pictures out of maine, and the storm exiting that area. caused gusting winds up and down maine. killington, vermont, coming in with 18 inches of snow. some places in vermont with 27 inches of snow. as we said, the gu
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Dec 31, 2012 2:30pm EST
a catch. >> the law of the jungle, killer be killed, always the strong survive, all the other things they say about the law of the jungle. got to warn you, this video can be a little tough to watch. what do you see lurking in the brush? leopard, a beast. spotted beast. it's a leopard, my friends. but he's not there just hanging out in the shade because he's tired. he's lurking because he hears something a coming. >> oh! >> yes! >> that's the most brilliant takedown i've ever seen in the jungle. >> it's something right out of professional wrestling. a heard of impalas. not chevy impalas, impala the animal, he leaps, suplexes one of them, takes it down, then begins tossing it around like it's a rag doll. this is what happens in nature. he was like, you've got to be kidding me. i'm going to practically run over this death machine. >> leopard's like, okay, well, the hard part's over. now i just got to drag this guy down the road here so i can have a little lunch. >> it's sad when it happens. >> important to keep in mind this kind of stuff happens when the cameras aren't rolling, all the
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Dec 28, 2012 6:30pm EST
shows how seriously law enforcement is going after anyone connected to the terrible crime even though the shooter is dead tonight. >> ron, thanks to you. >>> with millions of americans on vacation this holiday, an unwelcome headline for passengers on a cruise ship. their holiday trips turned into a nightmare when many of them became very sick. >> reporter: it advertises comfort, luxury and haute cuisine. >> now sailing on the grandest ocean liner ever, the "queen mary 2." >> reporter: but now the colossal ocean liner is one of three cruises just this week to be rocked by mass outbreaks of the stomach flu. 194 "queen mary" passengers reported contracting the bug, believed to be the highly contagious norovirus. ngets it can even resist most of the disinfectants that are normally used to clean environmental surfaces. >> so you can touch something like this and put it to your mouth and get the virus? >> right. >> reporter: and, tonight, the -- there's no treatment. the captain suggested they stay clear of the buff eight. tonight the cdc is investigating why nearly 200 people were stricken
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 12:00am EST
't there a law that protects -- >> jimmy: there's like a jackie -- >> jackie gleason law? >> jimmy: no, not gleason. jackie cooper or something like that. you're looking to the band. might know. is it cooper? jackie cooper law. >> who is jackie gleason? >> jimmy: who is jackie gleason? ralph crandon. i don't think he was ever even a child. let's go over your drugs again. >> i'm telling you, it's really bad. >> jimmy: it's all right. most of our guests are on drugs. you were prescribed drugs, which makes it a little bit different and i think even more acceptable. so you bring the kids to the set. you guys are together at work all day. the whole family. and then at home the whole time. which is -- a lot of people would kill each other at that point. and that worked out okay? >> yeah, it's tricky. that's hard. but we don't -- you know, i don't feel like i want to kill -- >> jimmy: you don't? >> you know what? sometimes i do have -- i don't know if this is weird to say. on tv. but i do feel sometimes like judd may want to -- we love each other. a lot. but i do feel like he's very quiet and
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Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm EST
days every american's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. every american's paycheck will get considerably smaller. and that would be the wrong thing to do for our economy. it would be bad for middle class families and it would be bad for businesses that depend on family spending. fortunately, congress can prevent it from happening, if they act right now. i just will a good and constructive discussion about how to prevent this tax hike on the middle class. i'm optimistic we may be able to reach pan agreement that will pass both houses in time. senators reid and mcchon nell are work -- mcconnell are working on such an agreement as we speak. but if an agreement isn't reached in time between senator reid and senator mcconnell, then i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a blase sick package for an up or down vote, one that protects the middle class from an income tax high, extends the vital lifeline of pun insured been fits and a plan for an economic growth and deficit reduction. >> that was president obama talking with four days left in that fiscal cliff deadline saying
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Dec 26, 2012 6:30am EST
as secretary of state. >>> time now to get ready to gamble. >> yeah. stay with us this morning. laws in maryland are changing. we'll tell you how casinos are getting ready for 24-hour action and table games. >>> also this morning, a place in different countries, a spiritual center in times of worship, celebration and sorrow reminds us to keep 20 young children in our thoughts and prayers. >>> it's a storm over the east coast that's affecting us today. there's a storm on the west coast that could bring snow for the weekend. details on that coming up. >>reporter: well, right now 695 is nice and clear just west of york road. i'll let you know what traffic looks like on 95 and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland." ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minut
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Dec 27, 2012 4:30am EST
to gain from the same sex marriage laws that will be in the books come the new year. >>> thank you for joining us on this thursday morning. you may have received something this christmas that may be wasn't your style. maybe it didn't fit right or it could have been just plain bad. before you hit the mall and return it. listen to this. karin caifa explains some gift return pitfalls. >> reporter: returning a gift seems like it should be a simple task. but with some items there can be some strings attached especially among some of the most popular gifts of the season. >> electronics are really tricky because there are restocking fees associated with electron i thinks, they're popular gifts this time of year. many retailers will charge you a little portion of the purchase price. 15%, 20% whether you've opened it or not. >> reporter: "consumer reports" recommends reviewing a retailer's return policy before heading to the mall and keeping the following in mind. gift receipts will make your transaction much easier. and some stores won't accept returns without one. not all purchases made o
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am EST
farm bill. without the bill, the 1949 law would kick in. and that would force the government to pay dairy farmers much higher prices for their milk, pushes costs up all across the board. >>> another day, another upbeat report on the housing market. sales of new homes jumped 4.4% between october and november. the fastest pace in 2 1/2 years. overall, home sales are up 15% over the past year. >>> and still, with the economy, a sign of the rebounding u.s. auto industry. ford will spend more than $750,000 to expand a half-dozen manufacturing plants in michigan. that will create more than 2,300 jobs and save 3,000 others. it's part of the company's commitment to invest $6.2 billion in its u.s. plants and create 12,000 jobs by 2015. >>> there are movie flops. and then, there's the 2012 film that's the biggest flop of all-time. christian slater's indy cop horror film "playback" grossed $264. box office mojo crunched the numbers and found that "playback" played in one theater last spring. if you're counting, that means a couple dozen people decided to buy tickets. >> you know who you are wh
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
on the fiscal cliff. just a matter of hours until we officially go over the edge. law maikers scrambling this morning to put together an 11th hour compromise or we'll be ringing in higher taxes with the new year. jonathan karl is in washington. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the taxes are set to go up at the stroke of midnight. talks went late into the night and will continue this morning. as washington teerts on the edge of the fiscal cliff, there is still no deal. as talks continued overnight, a voice of frustration erupted on the senate floor. >> something has gone terribly wrong when the big es threat to our american economy is our american congress. >> reporter: leaders negotiated all weekend long. the talks hit a brick wall. harry reid saying, he was unable to even counter the latest republican offer. >> at this stage, we're not able to make a counteroffer. it appears there are things that stop us from moving forward. >> reporter: that prompted mitch mcconnell to call for a lifeline. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could help jump start the negotiations on hi
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am EST
agree to one change in gun laws. he refruzed to answer or chanled the subject. he said the gun is a tool, the problem are criminals. david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> in other news this morning, a veteran of capitol hill was laid to rest in his home state of hawaii. in attendance was president obama. a 19-cannon salute was fired at senator daniel inouye's funeral. he died laths week at the age of 88. >>> new insight into mitt romney's failed presidential run. tagg romney says his dad never wanted the top job. he wanted to be president less than anyone i have met in my life, says tagg. he said his father is a very private person who simply does not like attention. >> interesting field to get into if you don't like attention. >>> out in space, a unique holiday show going on. jupiter and the moon will be in con vux in the evening. they're already close together in the sky and bright enough to be visible around the world, even if you're in a big city. >> with a home telescope you can see the moons, the mountains, the krarts. with the naked eye, you'll be able to see the show. enjoy a l
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Dec 24, 2012 6:30am EST
. >>> the tragedy at sandy hook elementary has put a renewed focus on gun control laws and with that debate heating up, the nra president stood firm on the organization stance that gun control legislation is not the answer for stopping violencech the group has been cite sized after the -- criticized for the statement last week pushing for armed guards in every school. in response, to the newtown shooting. but it made no mention of gun control. >> the fact that something is misused whether it's a baseball bat or mass killing at a school or a ax or a knife doesn't mean you ban the baseball bats. what it means is you protect the innocent on the one hand and try to keep weapons out of the hands of those who are likely to commit such crimes. >> he goes onto say he doesn't support a ban on semiautomatic weapons like the kind that was used at shooting at sandy hook elementary school. nra has been criticized as being tone deafization make the statement. we are hearing from local politician who is are pushing for tighter gun control. senator lisa gladden who represents baltimore city is making it a mission
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Dec 27, 2012 5:30am EST
expand gambling back in november and today part of that law will be put into action. in less than three hours maryland live casino will open their doors and once they do, they're going to stay open for good. abc2 news linda so is live this morning at the casino and linda i'm sure that a lot of people are going to be ready for 24/7 gambling. >> reporter: well, yeah, when they open the doors at 8:00 a.m. they will never close again like you said. the place is going to stay open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 3635 days a year. that means you can come at any time of the day or night to enjoy any one of their 4700 slot machines that they have here. and another big change that's coming very soon. table games will actually be introduced here at the casino. that will happen in spring. that of course approved by voters in the referendum in the november election. maryland live will be bringing in about 150 table games like poker, blackjack and roulette. this will be the only casino in the state to stay open 24 hours a day. now about 1200 jobs will be created from 24 hour gaming and table games. t
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
's never been in trouble with the law before. but she is now behind bars. she's charged with lying to authorities investigating the murder of university of new hampshire student lizzie marriott in october. the 19-year-old's disappearance sent chills through the campus. this actor and martial arts instructor is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing marriott. authorities blame mcdonough, the girlfriend at the time, for lying to them about that critical search window. >> she gave a statement to investigators investigating miss marriott's disappearance. and gave a false alibi as to her whereabouts on the day in question, october 9th. and gave a false statement on their actions that night. >> reporter: refusing to xhe comment. >> you can talk to my attorney. >> reporter: mcdonough knew lizzie marriott by working with her. the details against her ex-boyfriend have been sealed. mcdonough's attorney successfully argued to have her bail reduced. reminding the court, she's not charged with murder. her ex-boyfriend is. >> as i read the complaints, conspiracy to apprehension.
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
, you will lose out on next year's credit and the law allows you to apply at any time and get the credit for the following year. cheryl conner, abc2news. >>> we will make it easy for you. log to abc2news.com and you will find the link there. >>> take a look, you can see the clock is ticking all the way down to the end of the. the president and the senate was back in dc trying to find common ground. the house comes back sunday but the deadline is close and pessima bounces. >> the taxes may go up, we have a story on the web site that explains it, go to abc2news.com and look for how the fiscal cliff will affect you, read it. it is important stuff. >>> new tonight, maryland winners are nothing to mess around with and here is a good reminder. the state has recorded its first hypothermia death, a man believed to be 65 years died earlier this month in frederick county. that's all the state blands to tell 15 people died from hypoth last year. >>> this is something that you will only see on abc2news.com. this is the face of a mother that just got some of the best news of her life. abc2news was in
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Dec 28, 2012 2:30pm EST
determined that he was a fugitive, he was on the run from the law, and they thought he might have weapons. the guy runs away. the cops high-tailing it after him. they're running through the hallways of this subway station. but watch what happens. coming around the corner -- >> yeah! the high school hallway trip. >> a citizen to the rescue by sticking out his left foot, tripping the guy. he goes down, flies across the floor. the policeman appear prenrehend. this guy is going down. watch again from this other angle of the fall. look how hard he eats this. >> and he fell like ten feet. it was the longest fall ever. >> the citizens are calling this guy golden left foot. >> do you think they give that guy a gold star or medal? >> i hope you get something. >> he should get a gold left foot trophy. >> yeah, t-shirt with a thumbs up on it or toe up. >> who's awesome? this guy. >> yeah. >>> this next video just proves that you never know who is watching on the internet. who we're seeing in this video is joe smith. he's 18 years old from ft. wayne, indiana, and he is a remote control plane enthusia
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Dec 31, 2012 4:00am EST
a sweeping wiretap law. they can do it without obtaining a court order for each intercept. the program would have expired today. >>> there's been a medical setback for hugo chavez. his vice president said he suffered new complications and described his condition as delicate. he's not been seen or heard from since undergoing a fourth cancer-related surgery earlier in the month. >>> a woman charged with pushing man to his death at a subway track is going to undergo a medical evaluation. this morning, "the new york times" reports that she's been arrested twice in the past for violent confrontation with total strangers. >>> back to the bargaining table today for represents of the nhl and the players' union. it's the first time in weeks that the sides are meeting fais to fais to end the ongoing lockout. the nhl offered a new proposal last thursday. >>> the nfl's second season is upon us. 12 teams still alive. 20 teams going home. sunday's highlights now from espn. >> cassidy hubbarth here with your "sportscenter" update. adrian peterson, 208 yards away from the single-season rushing record in the
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
off for the big kids at midnight. >> maryland's new law will be in effect. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake will attend the ceremonies and on tillman island in chesapeake bay, six couples plan to get married at the black walnut inn bay. many have gotten licenses since december 6th but they won't take effect until tomorrow. >>> lawmakers are working to reach a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff but if nothing is decided before midnight -- the house of representatives wrapped up business meaning the earliest something could take place is tomorrow in 2013. automatic increase also take effect. we have the latest from washington. >> reporter: just hours before the midnight deadline to avert the fiscal cliff, president obama said a deal is within sight but not there yet. there are still some issues to be resolved. our most immediate priority is to stop taxes from going up on middle class families starting tomorrow. i think that is a modest goal that we can accomplish. >> reporter: senate minority leader mitch mcconnell and joe biden are leading the negotiations. the deal will increase
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Dec 29, 2012 8:00am EST
-sex couples are legally exchanging vows today. the new law legalizing same-sex marriage went into effect at midnight, 12:01 a.m. today. some ceremonies were held overnight. same-sex marriage became legal in maryland on tuesday. become legal on tuesday. >>> and finally, talk about living on the edge. in massachusetts, several homes on plum island are in danger of plunging into the atlantic ocean. thursday's storms and pounding waves are threatening their foundations. two houses are said to be so unstable the homeowners can't even get inside to retrieve their belongings. >>> now, time to ginger and the weather. >> i want to start with pittsburgh, getting almost five inches of snow after christmas. and getting more snow this morning. and they're about 27 or so getting up early this morning. some more cold air behind it. and the snowstorm we've been talking about before the broadcast, now moving into northeast new england. winter storm warnings there in pink. and the lows combine. it will be rainy in parts of the carolinas. but then, it will start to intensify and drop heavier snow in connec
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Dec 29, 2012 12:00am EST
family, so i have to behave. >> jimmy: it's all women, right? your mother-in-law, your mother, your wife. >> guillermo: my aunt, grandma. >> jimmy: you're pretending you don't drink. >> guillermo: i'm a good boy. >> jimmy: guillermo is particularly scared of his mother-in-law. say it's my house and rule number one, we imbibo mucho on thanksgiving. >> guillermo: i'll try. >> jimmy: he won't try. i promise you. we smoked a turkey. if you still have leftover turkey, take a little meat off the bones and put it in tupperware or ziploc, get the air out, put it in the fridge, wait two weeks and go in the fridge, find it and throw it in the garbage. i do it every year and it's so simple. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. by the way, you think the native americans and pilgrims sat around a table eating peacefully and eating? i don't buy it. we can't even do it with our families, no way people with loincloths sat with people with buckles on their hats. the holiday i believe in, truly american holiday is black friday on black thursday, even. i think they figured on the real reason women are lining
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Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
that much leverage there because those rates go up by operation of law december 31st. i would focus on areas we have more leverage on. why would the president agree to raise that by -- >> i don't think you have so many republicans. that was one statement and the context was what is realistic as a deal given the president's adamant position he wouldn't compromise on anything above 200,0 $200,0 $200,000. let's get back to the theory. chuck had it right the first time. the more you sweep up the worst it will be for economy and small business and for workers. let me point out two interesting statistics. over half of the dividends paid by corporations go to people 65 years of age and older. in fact, a majority of adult americans own stock or -- let me just make this point so when the dividend rate goes up to 68.6% which is the combined corporate and dividend rate, "a," corporations aren't going to pay dividends, "b," if you are one of those seen are yos who get it you'll be taxed 68% and secondly the death tax. 55% rate -- >> let's go to the death tax. six of the wealthiest estates are the differ
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Dec 24, 2012 4:30am EST
is running out law makers are finger pointing about the lack of progress on averting tax hikes and deep spending cuts set to begin next month. a baltimore county officer is on administrative leave. we will tell you what police say happened behind a gas station that ended with a one man dead. and crisis averted. we made it beyond the end of the world predictions and now we learned we skirted another potential disaster. we will tell you about it ahead on this monday morning. christmas eve. thanks for joining us i am megan pringle. charley has the delay off -- day off but lynn yitette is here and it's a chilly start but no white christmas anyway. just cold. >> it's cold but we have a system he that's going to workits way in here. i am going to talk about that in a second budget talk yo talked about the cold temperatures and that's what we are seeing this morning. 26 degrees in perry hall and elkton at 25. 31 in bel air. really bundle up as you head out and about doing the last minute christmas shopping. do that dress in layers because when you get into the mall you will want to take it off
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00am EST
at this last night. hundreds of people marched over the brooklyn bridge calling for tighter gun laws in this country carrying candles. marchers stop in the middle of the bridge to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. >>> in the wake of the sandy hook shooting, we know that gun sales have spiked in a major way. now the demand is driving the prices up. guns like ar-15s and mr-4s are selling for as high as a thousand dollars in texas. some assault style weaponsdoubled in price. a gun dealer says an assault style weapon that ran 900 dollars a week ago is now selling anywhere from 15 to a $2500. some gun buyers expect the prices to continue to rise. >>> switching gears at 5:07. an exciting year for sports fans in baltimore of course first we saw playoffs in baseball at camden yards and now we will see a playoff game with football at the bank. the ravens beat the giants 33- 14 clinching the division. for the second year in a row the ravens are your afc north division champs and that means the team will have a home playoff game. >>
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
and adults killed in the tragedy. they also marched for tighter gun laws in the united states. gun sales spiked following the connecticut school shooting. now the demand is driving prices up as well. guns like ar-15s and m-4s are selling for as high as a thousand dollars in texas. some assault style weapons have more than doubled in price. one gun dealer says a weapon that week ago ran about $900 is now selling from 1500 to $1200. gun buyers are expecting the prices to go higher. >>> people across the country are keeping victims and survivors in the thoughts. in gaithersburg families gathered to make snowflake decorations for newtown survivors. they said they wanted to help make the town beautiful again. and they wanted to turn it into a winter wonderland instead of a place filled with so much pain. the children who cush vieived -- survived will go back to school in a different building next month. >>> 7 minutes after 6 right now. for the second year in a row, the baltimore ravens are your afc north division champs. they recovered from the 3 game losing streak and they beat the giants an
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Dec 26, 2012 4:30am EST
until now you would get automatically. in 2007 the state legislature passed a law requiring all homeowners to submit an application. we had five -- we had a five- year grace period and now that's over, so you have to fill out that form. geb, the deadline is the 31st. >>> if you thought the stores were packed in the final days leading up to christmas, you may not want to go out today. shoppers are going to be back in the malls to return those unwanted gifts. also cashing in on those gift cards and despite the madness at those stores, retail sales are the weakest on record since 2008. >>> they are spending their christmas half a world away. >> yeah. coming up this morning at 5:00, how are you doing this morning? how some soldiers [ no audio ] the way. >>> we do have breaking news overnight. it was a tough night for the maryland state police in
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> thanks for joining us on this wednesday morning. it is official, jessica simpson will soon be a mother of two. this might be the worst-kept secret out there. the singer confirmed her pregnancy by tweeting out this photo. it shows her eight-month-old daughter maxwell playing in the sand with the words big sis written out in front of her. this will be her second child with her fiancee, former nfl player eric johnson. >>> bundles of joy brought bundles of joy to their parent this is holiday christmas. take a look at these babies at the maternity ward at st. luke's hospital in missouri. every year the babies are dressed in holiday stockings. this is so cool. holiday volunteers
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Dec 26, 2012 5:30am EST
the new constitution will undermine human rights and open the door to sharia law. >>> and this is the scene in egypt after the referendum passed, hundreds of angry protesters set tires on fire in one of cairo's main bridges. the demonstrations blocked traffic along the bridge. those opposed to the new changes, they are pledging right now to continue their fight. >>> news time 5:45. and if you want 2013 to be your healthiest year ever, you can lower your blood pressure, you can boost your immune system and feel just good about yourself. you don't have to go to the gym. all you have to do is unplug. doctors are saying that being on the go all the time puts a lot of stress on your body. they suggest that you actually take some time out every single day, spend some time away from the computer, eat your food slowly and cut out the multitasking at least while you're at home. >>> news time now 5:45. and you're used to getting soda and snacks from those school vending machines, but high schoolers in philadelphia are now being greeted with a new machine when they return
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am EST
, their federal council basically passed an anti-adoption law saying no americans can adopt children from russia anymore. this passed unanimously. we'll be right back. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us. it is now time for "caption this" where viewers send in pictures. we post thel on the abc 2 facebook page and allow you to caption them. today's picture was sent in by christine. it's her daughter bianca who you can see is very well in the christmas spirit. we posted it on facebook. it's generated a lot of comments. laura cooper wrote in saying the elves did it. julie bruce, this will not keep me from eating candy canes. barbara saying, mom, a little help here. kristin hutchinson, if rudolph can do it, so can i. and cheryl hue et, you light up my life, please keep your captions coming and i do need some photos to use for later this week, so e-mail yours to pix@wmar pix@wmar.com. megan and charley, over to you. >> thanks, lauren. >>> a woman in santa fe, new mexico is proving her love for santa claus with a jaw-dropping collection. two inflatable santas are the only decorations outside
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Dec 24, 2012 2:05am EST
," pointing fingers while taking aim at gun control laws. the debate reaches a new intensity after the newtown tragedy. >> as the nra and gun rights advocates explain their renewed positions. it's monday, december 24. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. merry christmas eve. i'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. >> i know you're thrilled to be working overnights this christmas weekend. >> great to be in new york. >> you're an l.a. girl in new york and you love the cold weather here. you've seen all the lights and the trees. so you're enjoying the big apple. >> beautiful. >> good to have you back. i know it's tough working the holiday week. thanks for sticking it out with us. >> you make it easy. >> i try, i try. it's the vodka. shut up, willis. good morning, everybody. happy christmas eve again. the debate over firearms will not subside. that's for sure. as the nation celebrates this holiday season, that is our top story. also this half hour, this story kind of really blew my mind here. no one saw this coming. some post election comments from inside mitt romney's family,
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Dec 26, 2012 2:35am EST
dangerous. when you hear law enforcement put out the warnings that say if you don't have to go on the roads, don't go on the roads. sometimes we take that for grant it. but these warnings are there for a reason. if you don't have to be out, if you don't have to be traveling, stay home and enjoy the holidays with the family. >> good advice right now. >>> that same storm system dumped several feet of snow on california over the weekend, causing avalanches. and now we're told a second person has die. veteran ski paroler bill foster was burr yesterday about eight minutes after the avalanche got out of hand. a snowboarder in another resort also died in a separate avalanche. the tahoe area ended up getting several feet of snow over the wmd creating those dangerous conditions. >>> our more major story this morning, some disturbing details about the christmas eve killings of two firefighters in rochester, new york. they are included in a letter typed by the killer allegedly on a typewriter and found by police. >> reporter: the trap that killed two firefighters and injured three other first responde
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Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
legislature passed a law requiring all homeowners to submit an application. we had a five-year grace period. that's over. so now you have to fill out that form. >>> time now for a check of what's going on outside. mike, it has begun. >> it has begun, a lot of heavy sleet along 95 right now, along 40 you're dealing with that, really from the city on points to the south. it is raining out over the eastern shore and it is now coming down as some snow out toward the west, right along 70 going out towards fredrick, some pretty heavy snow coming down. not expecting an accumulation for the city, along 95. but outside of town two to three inches and it will really stack up out towards western maryland. could be as much as five to a foot of snow as we go into tomorrow. storm wraps up going into thursday. friday looks good and could be another storm saturday into sunday. let's get a check on traffic. lauren cook in the traffic center. hello, lauren. >>reporter: hi, mike. definitely take it slow. we do have a crash in ellicott city on little pawtuxent parkway. an accident has cleared from the noarnl
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